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    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona

    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    Yesterday on 22nd february 2016 on the first of 2016 mobile world congress(MWC), Barcelona an annual show of mobile companies, Samsung announced their 7th edition of Galaxy S series - the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Its been two of those much awaited devices of the year so far , but from external appearace of below images you can see that both S7 and its edge version haven't undergone much cosmetic changes really. So will the Galaxy fans around the word be pushing for an upgrade particularly if they own S6 variant? Only time will tell that. But both comes with all latest internal hardwares including Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820c processor or Exynos 8 series Octa processor, 4GB Ram, 32Gb internal storage+ expandable microSD slot, IP68 waterproof and same front and rear camera setup (more below) with slight difference in screen size, battery capacity and side difference. Lets see more images and videos and feature break down below.


    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    New galaxy S7 and S7 edge in above picture (official image)

    Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge DISPLAY:
    When it comes overall design, both of new editions of the Galaxy S series doesn't stand out from previos edition ie Galaxy S6 and S6 edge except the fact the screen shows different wallpaper . Seemingly both are unibody metal-glass with curved sides and edges and edge version has curved glass onto edges as before seen in S6 version. Below I have posted a one-on-top comparision picture of S7 and S6 to show the slight difference of edges and no noticeable size difference overall. S7 is enclosed with a 5.1" QHD Super AMOLED(2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display as seen in S6 where S7 edge comes with 5.5" Super AMOLED QHD display too. Edges got similar power and volume rocker, but S7 series has microSD ejector slot too. The camera module has bee downsized(may be than thanks to more bigger pixelled smaller 12mp resolution camera) but similar design along with led flasha and fingerprint/heart monitor sensors.
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    S7 on top and S6 bottom in above comparison picture (courtesy Androidpit)

    Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Camera:
    Both S7 smartphones comes with 12MP resolution(16MP in S6) rear and 5MP front facing cameras. But downgrading the resolution is not going to be drawback here in my opinion( also there is no supporting evidence to just prove increasing megapixel number improve the image quality, at least in smpartphones) because Samsung is using Sony's new 1/2.5" IMX260 sensor which has more bigger 1.44 microns invidual pixelsand a wider aperture (f/1.7) which somehow improves its low light performance. Beow there is a video from the Samsung booth at MWC 2016, Barcelona comparing liveshoots with S7, iPhone 6 plus and S6 cameras showing S7's great low light shooting improvements. Also the images samples in normal shooting conditions also shows promising facts.
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    Samsung S7/S7 egde camera

    Still low light shooting comparison between S7/S7 edge, iPhone 6 plus and S6(thanks to phandroid)


    Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Camera Samples(via gsmarena - First 2 sample images from S7 and 3rd and 4th from S7 edge Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona


    But the major improvement is in the autofocus area where Samsung introduced similar to phase detection feature seen in DSLR and mirrorless camera called "Dual Pixel autofocus technology". We have seen similar tech in iPhone 6 plus last year, but the photobodies responsible for this autofocus only is present in some scattered points there, in S7/S7 edge Samsung has implemented it all along the sensor which will help to faster focusing probably even in low light situations. You can read more about the tech in GSMArena's article here
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
    Dual pixel autofocus technology as u can experience in S7/S7 edge illustrated in above picture

    Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Specification sheet: See the main specs comparison between S7 and S7 edge below
    Samsung unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona

    Other main features changes include upgrade of battery from 2550mAh to 3000 mAh in S7 and 2600mAh to 3600mAh in S7 edge which is a huge improvement every Galaxy S fan has been looking for, well this time Samsung heard your shouts. Along with that a new feature seen first time in LG V10, the "always on" feature which helps to view time and some other informations without turning on display in stand by mode. There is also dual SIM feature/microSD slot- second sim slot has to be gone for memory card if you decide to expand memory here. The dust and water protection introduced in galaxy phone starting with S5 and which missed in S6 is back here and you can watch US network operator T-mobile's unboxing of S7 under water(swimming pool below).
    T-Mobile's Galaxy S7 underwater unboxing video below


    The EU pricing of Samsung Galaxy S7 is from €700 and S7 Edge would be around €800+. Us pricing is yet to be ammouced...
    Last edited by ~IronMan~; 23rd February 2016 at 11:37. Reason: updating

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